I’ve been so busy these past couple of weeks preparing for a trade show for my Petal and Light brand that I haven’t had time to focus on my art here. I have two art brands and some days I feel like I’m split right down the middle trying to focus on both and give each the time they deserve. I was determined to paint for Art + Alchemy today, but felt disconnected because I have been painting so much for Petal and Light. My first attempt didn’t work out, and neither did my second. This can be very disheartening for an artist. I wish I could explain how emotional creating can be. It’s like a crazy rollercoaster of whacked out emotions that can change with each brushstroke. I am having a sale of my original paintings on May 1st and really want to have some beauties for you to choose from, so I kept pushing through the pain and decided to paint a few quick sketch like paintings to get me over my little slump and the more I painting the better I felt. The painting above is the last one.
I have been trying to paint looser and more abstractly and I am finding it a lot more challenging than painting my flowers! I love the feeling that I am getting from this style of painting though. I want my art here to be calming and peaceful. I feel like we are so overstimulated these days that our eyes, brains, and spirit need a break! I love this new path I’m on with this new series and am excited to keep exploring.